Podophyllum pleianthum

Chinese May Apple

Herbaceous Perennial

A fun plant to grow! Dramatic bold foliage burns when exposed to hot afternoon sun, so site carefully.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 18 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Bold
Foliage Quality: Bold

Features: Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Showy Fruit or Berry

Flower Color: Red
Bloom Season: May, Spring

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deep Shade, Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

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